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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Kant explain the place of faith in people's lives?
(a) Faith provides laws and guidelines for new cultures.
(b) Faith fills a space where reason and perception fail.
(c) Faith has a place where ignorance is.
(d) Faith reaches those in pain.

2. When Darwin begins his studies, how is he best described?
(a) A romantic.
(b) A Semite.
(c) A neurotic scientist.
(d) A practical naturalist.

3. What does Kant concern himself with?
(a) What people can know about the world, through either reason or sense perception.
(b) How people choose to follow or ignore society's rules.
(c) Who begins traditions that others rebel against.
(d) When people leave their parents to explore the world.

4. Whom does Sophie meet in her travels?
(a) Alice in Wonderland and Winnie the Pooh.
(b) Mighty Mouse.
(c) Bert and Ernie.
(d) Diego and Dora.

5. What does Aladdin bring when he visits Alberto and Sophie?
(a) His genie.
(b) A pot of gold.
(c) A pitchfork and saw.
(d) His wand and potion.

Short Answer Questions

1. As the garden party ends, what do Sophie and Alberto do?

2. When is Hilde's dad supposed to arrive home?

3. Where does Hume believe human ethics come from?

4. What is the individual's role in the Enlightenment philosophy?

5. How does Hilde feel about Sophie?

Short Essay Questions

1. The ideal of the romantics is for complete originality. Does our culture still value that ideal today? How?

2. Kierkegaard coined the slogan, "Question Authority." Write about two instances where you have seen this slogan used in our culture.

3. What examples of natural selection do you know of?

4. Marx saw problems where workers did not control their workspaces. Is this true today, or is it only applicable during Marx's time? Can you think of an example?

5. Freud analyzes dreams. What sort of dreams do people analyze today? Why would people want to analyze their dreams?

6. In the Enlightenment period, there is an impulse toward mass education and cultural optimism. Do you see any traces of these beliefs in our culture today? How?

7. Why does Hilde get angry when her father orders her to finish the book before his return?

8. English philosophers think that Man is like a blank blackboard and ready to take in data collected by the senses. Does this apply to Sophie's philosophical lessons? How?

9. Were you confused by Darwin's theory at all? Explain how you were or weren't.

10. Sartre believes that freedom is a sort of curse, because freedom forces Man to make choices without guidelines. Is this applicable to Sophie's life? How?

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